Heddels Blowout
Heddels Blowout
Clothing history...and more!
56 - Apparel Policy Power Hour (teaser)
To hear the full episode, join at: http://heddels.plus So last week we talked about the personal aspects of climate change in regards to some practices we can all do to reduce our own impact. But as we all know and even mentioned, the actions of an individual, even all you beautiful individuals reading right now is like one drop removed from the rising ocean. We need policy and regulation enforced by governments if we hope to have any chance at minimizing the effects of the coming climate apocalypse. I’m sure that’s a thing we’ve all heard a lot, but we rarely hear about the specific policy that would make that difference. Well not today! We’ve got some policy proposals that would hopefully curb the fashion industry’s worst effects on climate change. Listen in and let us know what changes you'd like to see either at blowout@heddels.com or our voicemail 720-675-7098.
Aug 23
5 min
55 - How to Stop the World From Melting Your Clothes
That UN climate report was a doozy, wasn't it? While we've been mulling the habitable future of the planet over, we thought it was a good time to revisit some old practices one can do to make the most infinitesimal dent in the human impact on the climate. While the real change that needs to happen is systemic policy regulation, Reed and I discuss some easy habits you can do to reduce consumption and save some money. For more info, have a look at the article that inspired this episode: https://www.heddels.com/2016/12/11-ways-your-clothes-can-help-the-environment-and-your-wallet/
Aug 16
40 min
54 - Division Road Heads East with Jason Pecarich (teaser)
To hear the full episode and much more, subscribe below: http://heddels.plus A move is not an uncommon occurrence in the life of a retail store, but moving to the opposite side of the country is. Division Road is picking up roots in its original home in downtown Seattle and headed some 3,000 miles east to a rural plot just outside Charlottesville, Virginia. We talk with owner Jason Pecarich about the store's future plans and where he thinks retailing in general is heading. You can find more on Division Road at their website: https://divisionroadinc.com/
Aug 4
5 min
53 - Kapital Frees Tibet, Trolls, and Bidets
Japanese brand Kapital's latest Kountry collection created waves in ways they didn't expect (but probably should've) when its "Free Tibet" imagery awakened thousands and thousands of angry comments on Instagram, putting the release in jeopardy. Kapital photographer Eric Kvatek rejoins us to discuss what happened and his own photoshopped response to the incident. We also discuss our fall trend predictions and the origins of Englebert Humperdinck on this week's episode. Support the show by becoming a Heddels+ member and by visiting the Heddels Shop, we've got new Teamster tie-dyes and hoodies for 10% off with the code BLOWOUT.
Aug 1
1 hr 10 min
52 - The Losers of Champs
We finally get a long read of the entire Alden embezzlement controversy, lament things that have been confiscated by the TSA, and Albert has a Champs gift card we can't figure out how to spend. All that and more on this week's Blowout! Support the show by becoming a Heddels+ member (first month free with code EXTRABLOWOUT) and by visiting the Heddels Shop (10% off with code BLOWOUT). Also email us at blowout@heddels.com or call us at (720) 675-7098‬ Here's that Boston Magazine piece on Alden: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2021/07/13/richard-hajjar-bianca-de-la-garza-alden/ And a few of the things Albert refused to buy at Champs: https://www.champssports.com/product/converse-chuck-70-hi-mens/172482C.html https://www.champssports.com/product/model/reebok-power-rangers-club-c-legacy-mens/368147.html https://www.champssports.com/product/reebok-workout-plus-mens/CN2126.html https://www.champssports.com/product/reebok-kamikaze-ii-nerf-mens/GY8070.html https://www.champssports.com/product/model/nike-air-presto-mens/255509.html https://www.champssports.com/product/timberland-6-premium-waterproof-boots-mens/10061.html https://www.champssports.com/product/champion-sesame-street-group-hoodie-mens/C2030603.html https://www.champssports.com/product/model/levis-511-slim-fit-jeans-mens/101600.html https://www.champssports.com/product/champion-x-sesame-st-x-jason-freeny-group-hoodie-mens/20325001.html https://www.champssports.com/product/birkenstock-arizona-eva-mens/1019083.html
Jul 27
44 min
51 - The Timeless Look of Tremors with Gerald Ortiz
The year is 1990: Michael Bolton is on the radio, the first McDonald's opens in Moscow, and a group of carnivorous worms known as "graboids" are terrorizing the residents of a remote Nevada town called Perfection. The world may have changed, but the looks live on as Reed, Albert, David and former Heddels editor Gerald Ortiz dig deep on this creature horror classic. Hear about the sunbaked denim, boots, and entrails on this week's Blowout. Support the show by becoming a Heddels+ member, visiting the Heddels Shop (10% off with code BLOWOUT, more Quint Caps back in stock), or leaving us a review on your podcasts app.
Jul 18
41 min
50 - Lying Flat for Garment Worker Protection (teaser)
To hear the full episode, become a Heddels+ member here: http://heddels.plus A recent study found that "sewing machine operator" was number 7 of the jobs with the greatest increased risk of death during the pandemic in California. Reed, David, and Albert discuss the implications and the dark realities of the people who make our clothes, even in a country where we would hope workers have the greatest protections. We also get into a cool new Chinese subculture of "lying flat" and generally refusing to work. All that and more on this week's Blowout.
Jul 14
4 min
49 - The Indonesian Boot Scene with Ben Robinson
If you've perused any Fade Fridays, you may have noticed some of the most impressive fades come from Indonesia. But more recently, some of the most impressive boots are coming out of the country as well. We talk with Ben Robinson, Editor in Chief of Stitchdown.com and one of the foremost western experts and consumers of Indonesian footwear about how the Indonesian scene developed, some of the makers worth following, and how to order a pair from halfway around the world. If you want to know more about Indonesian bootmakers, check out some of the resources on Stitchdown and be sure to check out their upcoming Patina Thunderdome wear contest starting this October. And if you want to order a pair now, here are the links to a few of the discussed brands: https://www.instagram.com/santalum_id/?hl=en https://www.sagarabootmaker.com/ https://onderhoud.carbonmade.com/ https://www.instagram.com/benzeinshoes/?hl=en https://www.instagram.com/prof.barnets/?hl=en
Jul 11
53 min
48 - Goodbye Fur, We Hardly Knew Ye (teaser)
Join Heddels+ to hear the full episode: http://heddels.plus The big sea change in the fashion industry appears to be that fur is going the way of the dodo. Just this week, luxe parka maker Canada Goose announced they would be joining labels like Burberry and Prada in ending the use of fur in their collections. We've got that plus the willful destruction of perfectly good product, Reed's takedown of denim trousers, and our favorite summer totes and more on this week's Heddels+ episode.
Jul 6
6 min
47 - We Watched Jaws
Happy 4th of July, may all your limbs stay attached! We watched the quintessential summer movie Jaws, which just so happens to coincide with the restock of our Quint Caps. Hear our thoughts on the clothes, the characters, and how it feels like a way to prescient parable for pandemic living. Pick up a Quint Cap for 20% today and today only with the code AMITYMEANSFRIENDSHIP. Or become a Heddels+ member and it's 20% off everyday!
Jul 3
1 hr 10 min
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